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Anderson Orr Collection

 Unprocessed Collection
Identifier: AM19-31

Scope and Contents

Recipies from various regions of Italy and other materials given with large cookbook donation.


  • Creation: unknown

Conditions Governing Access

Noncirculating; available for research.

Conditions Governing Use

This collection may be protected from unauthorized copying by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code).

Biographical / Historical

Orr is retired from Virginia Wesleyan University, where he was a member of the faculty for 32 years after earning his Ph.D. in English literature from the University of Virginia. Although cooking was always a passion for Orr, it was while pursuing his doctorate that he started entertaining for friends and began collecting cookbooks.

Anderson Orr, a resident of Norfolk, Va. and native of Carthage, Miss. recently gave more than 2,500 cookbooks he has collected to the McCain Library and Archives at USM. The donation is a tribute to his mother, the late Lessie Katherine Amsler of Leakesville, Miss., who graduated from Southern Miss when it was known as Mississippi Normal College (MNC).


29 Items : 302A.B1.A2

Language of Materials



Given By: Transferred from Mississippian Cookbook Collection

Date of Receipt: November 2018

Anderson Orr Collection
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Repository Details

Part of the Historical Manuscripts and Photographs Repository

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